The RPM Act Aims To Make Your Race Car Conversions Completely Legal
Over the last few years, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act has been in and out of the spotlight. And on Monday, House Resolution 5434 was introduced to the United States House of Representatives. On Tuesday, the Speciality Equipment Market Association (or SEMA) formally endorsed the bill.
An equivalent bill was also introduced to the Senate in October as S2602 where it remains on the agenda for the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
The RPM Act is a bipartisan bill that protects Americans’ right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles and safeguards the industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete. Basically, it’s ensuring that the EPA has no reason to come after racers for modifying their vehicles. The bill states as follows:
“..to provide an exemption from certain anti-tampering provisions for certain actions for modifying a motor vehicle that is not legal for operation on a street or highway and is to be used solely for competition, and for other purposes.”
Congress needs to hear from you. SEMA is requesting that racers nationwide call their Congressional representatives to pressure the bill through and support the RPM Act and protect our right to race now and into the future!